Relative Positions (2012) was a multi-disciplinary performance event presented on Fri, July 6, 2012. Based loosely on Improv, presented at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2010, the event was structured as an immersive performance “tour” through the Union Project on North Negley Ave in Pittsburgh.
Over twenty artists – choreographers, musicians, writers/poets, installation artists, and visual artists – were commissioned to create work in the building site. Each artist, or group of artists, presented a 5-20 minute piece, which continued on a loop through the evening. The audience was at their liesure to experience the space and the artists in a comfortable explorative way. Audiences have a choice in their experience: staying in one area to view one piece multiple times, or moving through the venue at their own pace.
Artists were presented in two Acts, to fully experience the building in multiple ways. Audience members were welcome to stay at the venue or come and go as they please. Light appetizers and cocktails were provided throughout the evening, suggested donations went directly back into the project funds.
This project was made possible through the Heinz Small Arts Initiative and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.
THE ECLECTIC LABORATORY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, in collaboration with SHANA SIMMONS DANCE and participating artists
CONTINUUM DANCE THEATER, RESIDENT COMPANY OF EVOLVE PRODUCTIONS
THE PILLOW PROJECT
MARY MILLER DANCE CO
FOR THE GIRL WHO SLEEPS IN SNOW BY MEREDITH A. HOPPE, MICHAEL WALSH, D.S. KINSEL, MICHAEL CHAPMAN AND LINDA ADDLESPURGER
THEATRE SANS SERIF, ANDREW HUNTLEY
MURPHY/SMITH DANCE COLLECTIVE
IMPROVISOR, GIA T. CACALANO WITH IMPROVISOR, JEFF BERMAN
photos: Bill Shirley